LOOK: One killed, scores injured in M7 horror crash
Durban - One person has been killed in horror accident on the M7 involving three cars and six trucks.
When emergency services arrived on scene the vehicles had burst into flames.
The Durban Fire Department had to douse the flames.
According to Garrith Jamieson from Rescue Care Paramedics critically injured patients have been airlifted to hospital by the Lenmed helicopter and the Netcare helicopter.
Jamieson said the remaining patients were transported to various hospitals for the further care they required.
He said the M7 had been closed to traffic and will remain closed until further notice.
Yesterday, a man believed to be in his 70s and his dog were killed in an accident on the M13 Durban Bound before St Johns Avenue in Pinetown.
Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the single vehicle had collided into a bridge on the busy highway.
"The driver and his beloved dog were severely entrapped in the wreckage. The driver had sustained fatal injuries and there was nothing more paramedics could do for him and he was declared deceased on the scene," said Garrith Jamieson.
"The K9 “Rasor” was also severely entrapped in the wreckage and suffered major injuries. The Lenmed ECP Paramedic Ceron Meadows stabilised the dog on the scene before she rushed it through to the Kloof and Highway SPCA where a team was awaiting her arrival. Unfortunately a short while later the dog too passed away due to its injuries."